Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.
Gruesome Reviews

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (2016): Silly but Entertaining Zombie Parody

Heading into Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I confess I was uncertain what to expect having never suffered the Jane Austin novel in high school (or long after) nor had I dove into the fantasy driven parody by Seth Grahame-Smith mixing zombies with Regency era English romance. On top of my “romance novel” trepidation, the […]

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[Podcast] JeruZalem — Episode 148 — Horror News Radio

The Grue-crew immediately skewer  Doc’s love for found footage as they review JeruZalem on this week’s episode of HNR. The Israeli film from directors  Doron Paz and  Yoav Paz follows a pair of Americans visiting Jerusalem when the apocalypse poops on their parade. They race to escape the city as giants, monsters and flying zombies […]

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[Podcast] Most Anticipated Sci-Fi / Superhero Films of 2016 – Episode 79 – Monster Movie Podcast

On this episode of the Monster Movie Podcast we are taking a look at the most anticipated Sci-Fi and Superhero films of 2016. A bit of a stretch for a Monster Movie podcast certainly, but it is still a fun romp examining some exciting films coming our way full of aliens, mutants, fantastic beasts, lunatics […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Phantasm (1979) – Episode 29 – Decades of Horror 1970s

“If this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead” – the tagline for the Don Coscarelli cult classic  Phantasm  (1979) foreshadows an experience not to be forgotten. And, it delivers. There is nothing like Phantasm with its nightmare narrative, the Tall Man and those deadly flying spheres.  The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another […]

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[Podcast] The Boy – Episode 147 – Horror News Radio

This week on Horror News Radio we try to follow Brahms’ rules as we babysit The Boy. Lauren Cohan steps out of the dangerous world of The Walking Dead to become a nanny in England looking after an 8 year old boy, except that boy turns out to be a life-sizes porcelain doll. The grue-crew […]

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[Podcast] Check Out Time — Hotel Wrap Up Episode 13 — The American Horror Story Fan Podcast

The fifth season of American Horror Story is over, the Hotel is closed, the lights are off and the story is done. It is time to wrap up the season, taking a look back at the characters, the story lines and the horror of it all. The co-hosts dive into to what worked and what […]

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[Podcast] Martyrs — Episode 146 — Horror News Radio

Blumhouse delivers MARTYRS, a remake of the French film of the same name from 2008 from  Pascal Laugier – a film that helped usher in the “extreme” genre of European films.  Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz direct the new version from a script by Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) with a watered down US slant. […]

Decades of Horror 1970s Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Food of the Gods (1976) — Episode 28 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Welcome to the Bottom of the Food Chain!” – the tagline for the cult classic, so-bad-it-is-good, AIP  horror film from Bert I. Gordon,  Food of the Gods  (1976) reveals  not only the theme of the film, but the level of quality as well. Boom goes the mic. Called “Worst Rodent Movie Of All Time”  by […]